NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOND ELECTION – BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EMERY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special bond election will be held in Emery County School District, Utah (the “District”), on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at which Bond Election there shall be submitted to the qualified, registered voters residing within the District the following question:

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EMERY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT,
EMERY COUNTY, UTAH
BOND ELECTION

November 3, 2020

Shall the Board of Education of Emery County School District, Utah, be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds in a principal amount not to exceed Seventy-Five Million Dollars ($75,000,000) for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the costs to acquire land; acquiring, constructing, furnishing and equipping new school facilities; improving or rebuilding existing facilities; and the authorization and issuance of the Bonds due and payable with a term not to exceed twenty-one (21) years from the date or dates of issuance of the Bonds?

PROPERTY TAX COST OF THE BONDS

If the Bonds are issued as planned an annual property tax to pay debt service on the Bonds will be required over a period of twenty (20) years in the estimated amount of $130 on a $120,000 residence and in the estimated amount of $237 on a business property having the same value.

The foregoing information is only an estimate and is not a limit on the amount of taxes that the District may be required to levy to pay debt service on the Bonds.  The District is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the Bonds.    

FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS
AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS

The bond election will be administered entirely by absentee ballot.  The election officer will mail to each registered voter within the District an absentee ballot.  There will be no polling places in the District for the election.  If a voter fails to follow the instructions included with the absentee ballot, the voter will be unable to vote in the election.  Voters are not required to apply for an absentee ballot for the election.

On or around October 13 an official absentee ballot will be mailed, postage paid, to all voters in the District who have registered to vote before the day on which the ballots are mailed.  For a voter that registers to vote after the absentee ballots have been mailed, the County Clerk will either give the voter an absentee ballot and envelope to vote in the County Clerk’s office or mail an absentee ballot, postage paid, to the voter.

There is to be no special registration of voters for the bond election, and the official register of voters last made or revised shall constitute the register for the bond election.  The County Clerk will make registration lists or copies of such lists available for use by registered voters.

For information on registering to vote, voters may contact the office of the (a) Emery County Clerk at 75 East Main Street, Castle Dale, Utah  84074, telephone: (435) 381-3550 or visit the County’s website at emerycounty.com, or (b) Utah Lieutenant Governor, State Capitol, 350 N. State Street, Suite 220, Salt Lake City, Utah  84114, (801) 538-1041 or visit the Lieutenant Governor’s website at election.utah.gov.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on the date and at the location specified by the County Clerk, there will be conducted (a) a demonstration of the logic and accuracy testing of the voting devices to be used in the bond election and (b) a test of the automatic tabulating equipment or other apparatus to be used to tabulate the results of the November 3, 2020 bond election.  These tests are open to public observation.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on November 11, 2020, that being a day no sooner than 7 days and not later than 14 days after the bond election, the Board of Education of the District (the “Board”) will meet at its regular meeting place, 120 North Main Street, Huntington, Utah, and will canvass the returns and declare the results of the bond election during the Board meeting that is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Pursuant to applicable provisions of Sections 11-14-208 and 20A-4-403 of the Utah Code, the period allowed for any contest of the bond election shall end 40 days after November 11, 2020 (the date on which the results of the election are to be canvassed and the results thereof declared).  No such contest shall be maintained unless a complaint is filed with the Clerk of the Third Judicial District Court in and for Emery County, within the prescribed 40-day period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Board of Education of Emery County School District, Utah has caused this notice to be given.

DATED:  September 30, 2020.

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EMERY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, UTAH

Published in the ETV Newspaper on October 7, October 14 and October 21, 2020.

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